Forklift Training and FLT Licence

Progression Routes

Forklift Driver

Warehouse Operative

Warehouse Assistant

Site Worker

Dock Worker

Key Facts

Course Cost: Free


ITSSAR/RTITB Accredited Standard – Counterbalance Novice

Level 2 BTEC Certificate Warehouse and Storage Principles

2 NVQ (QCF) Warehousing and Storage Units

Duration: 3-5 Weeks

Entry requirements: Are you 19 or over, unemployed and want to gain a recognised qualification in Warehousing and Storage and complete Forklift Training to gain your FLT Licence? The course is fully funded by the government to help you gain employment.

Gain your FLT Licence and get back into Employment with our fully funded forklift training course

Learn how to safely and effectively operate a forklift truck in 5 days.

On completion of the course you will be familiar with the basic skill requirements and job safety knowledge required for safe and effective operation of counterbalance trucks. The course includes machine familiarisation, controls, daily checks, refuelling and battery procedures, steering, load weight assessment and handling, stacking racking, awkward loads and vehicle loading, and unloading and much more.

Course Objectives

To teach the basic skill requirements and associated job safety knowledge to operators of counterbalance fork lift trucks. At the end of the course, successful delegates should be able to operate the machine both safely and efficiently.

Course Outline

1 day – Introduction to the course

2 days Classroom – BTEC in the principles of Warehousing and Storage Level 2

5 Days Forklift training for your FLT licence

Training Locations

  • Ellesmere Port (Cheshire)
  • Birkenhead (Wirral)
  • Stoke-on-Trent (Staffordshire)


BTEC in the Principles of Warehouse and Storage

Understand how to receive and store goods and materials

Understand how to process orders and dispatch goods

Understand how to deliver effective customer service

Understand health, safety, security and legislation

Understand how to be an effective team worker

NVQ Units in Warehouse and Storage

Operate equipment to perform logistic operations

Use equipment in a logistics environment

FLT Licence (Counterbalance)

5 Days of Forklift training for your FLT licence

Typical jobs

After completing this course, you will be qualified to operate a forklift truck and begin employment in a warehouse enivronment.

  • Forklift Driver
  • Warehouse Operative
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Site Worker
  • Dock Worker